The Cambridge Chronicle, part of Gannett Media New England/wickedlocal.com and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to join its staff. The Cambridge Chronicle publishes online daily and in print once a week.
The city is a major suburb of Boston and the successful candidate will have much to report on in this racially and socioeconomically diverse city that is a hotbed of political activity.
This general assignment reporter will focus on gathering news and information in multimedia formats. This is a daily reporting beat that also includes opportunities to work on enterprise journalism.
Will cultivate a beat and its key players. Has a genuine interest in people and the ability to build trust. Seeks out and listens to people. Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with public figures within the community.
Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, and various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram or any other methods available.
Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long form features.
Must have knowledge of AP style and be able to write and edit stories for grammar, spelling and content.
Here's What You Need
Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent
At least one year of journalism experience is preferred.
Ability to write clear, compelling stories that engage our audience.
Understanding of social media and how to engage audience on digital platforms.
Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.
Ability to work well with people and build relationships in the community.
This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. We are looking for the following:
1.Your resume one to two pages.
2.A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
3.Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format.
Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.